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THE TEAM

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SENIORS

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ANDREA BUCK Senior • Forward 5-10 Pawcatuck, Conn. Salve Regina

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks FG Made FG Attempts 3PT FG Made 3PT FG Attempts FT Made FT Attempts Minutes

3 3 1 1 n/a 1 3 n/a n/a 6 6 16

32

at La Salle (1/27/09) vs. Saint Louis (2/18/09) 2 times, last at La Salle (1/27/09) 2 times, last at No. 21 Xavier (1/24/09) 2 times, last vs. Saint Joseph’s (1/31/09) at La Salle (1/27/09) at Massachusetts (2/22/09) at Massachusetts (2/22/09) vs. Saint Louis (2/18/09)

2008-09: Appeared in nine games as a junior walk-on for the Rams... Made her Rhody debut at Temple where she recorded a block and a steal in four minutes of action... Registered an assist, a steal and a rebound at No. 21 Xavier... Scored her first three points of the season at La Salle... Logged a season-high 16 minutes and finished with three rebounds and two points against Saint Louis... Played 11 minutes and went a perfect 6-for-6 from the line to net a season-high six points at Massachusetts... Recorded two points, two rebounds and a block in five minutes of action at Duquesne. At Salve Regina: Averaged 4.4 ppg and 3.0 rpg in 16 games before suffering a season-ending injury... Helped lead team to the Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship and the NCAA Tournament in 2007... Also received Scholar-Athlete honors in 2007. High School: Was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain for coach Paulla Solar at Stonington High School, leading the team to the Eastern Connecticut Conference (ECC) Championship and the Class M State Championship in 2006... Also lettered in field hockey and softball at Stonington... Averaged 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game as a senior... Was a two-time All-ECC Second Team selection and was named to the 2004 Western Community Credit Union Holiday All-Tournament Team... Helped Stonington established a new record with seven-straight tournament championship titles... Was a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee... Also was member of National Honor Society and student government, where she was class vice president in 2002-03 and treasurer in 2005-06. Personal: Born August 25, 1988... Daughter of Karen and Douglas Buck... Has a brother, Ryan... Majoring in Business Management.

2 00 9- 10 U niversi t y of R h ode Is l a n d Women 's B a s ke t b a l l


YEAR

GP-GS

MIN

AVG

FG-A

PCT

3FG-A

PCT

FT-A

PCT

O-D REB

TOT

AVG

PF

FO

AST

TO

BLK

STL

PTS

AVG

2008-09

9-0

73

8.1

3-8

.375

0-0

.000

10-12

.833

5-4

9

1.0

5

0

2

1

1

2

16

1.8

TOTAL

9-0

73

8.1

3-8

.375

0-0

.000

10-12

.833

5-4

9

1.0

5

0

2

1

1

2

16

1.8

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SENIORS

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LINDSEY HARRIS Senior • Forward 5-10 • Co-Captain Upper Marlboro, Md. Riverdale Baptist

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks FG Made FG Attempts 3FG Made 3FG Attempts FT Made FT Attempts Minutes

15 11 6 6 4 6 16 2 6 4 8 43

15

2 times, last vs. George Washington (3/6/09) vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) 2 times, last vs. Miss. Valley St. (12/30/08) at Illinois (12/9/06) at Miss. Valley St. (12/30/08) 3 times, last vs. George Washington (3/6/09) 2 times, last at Massachusetts (2/22/09) at Massachusetts (2/22/09) at Massachusetts (2/22/09) 3 times, last at St. Bonaventure (2/10/09) at Duquesne (3/1/09) vs. Canisius (12/22/08)

2008-09: Was one of just three Rams to appear in each of the team's 31 games her junior season... Averaged 34.0 minutes, 8.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game... Led the Rams on the defensive side of the ball with a team-best 63 steals and 23 blocks while also dishing out 77 assists (with 77 turnovers) to pace the squad with a 1.0 assist to turnover ratio... Also led the team in steals for 11 consecutive games from Dec. 9 - Jan. 24... Was the top rebounder in 12 games... Scored in double figures nine times and had double-digit rebounds twice... Led Rhody in steals 16 times and blocks 14 times... Landed a spot on the Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll two times (Feb. 16 and Feb. 23)... Recorded six points and five rebounds in URI's season-opener against Boston University... Dished out three assists while recording three points and two rebounds at No. 1 Connecticut... Recorded 11 points and eight rebounds at Brown... Finished with nine points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals against Bryant... Had 10 points, six assists and two steals against Northeastern... Pulled down a season-high 11 boards while also registering six points, four assists, two blocks and two steals with zero turnovers against Holy Cross... Recorded seven points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists at Sacred Heart... Scored nine points with four assists in a career-high 43 minutes against Canisius... Recorded eight points, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Played all 40 minutes and finished with 10 boards, eight points, six assists, four blocks and two steals against Mississippi Valley State... Earned All-Tournament honors at the Georgia State Invitational after combining for 16 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists, five blocks and five steals in games against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Mississippi Valley State... Pulled down nine rebounds with seven points, four assists and three steals against Albany... Finished with eight rebounds, four assists and four steals at Providence... Scored 12 points as Temple... Had eight points, six boards and three assists at No. 21 Xavier... Recorded seven points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks at George Washington... Recorded 12 points and eight rebounds at St. Bonaventure... Netted a season-high 15 points with six rebounds, three assists and three steals at Massachusetts... Finished with 11 points and eight rebounds at Duquesne... Matched her season-best 15 points and four steals while also recording nine boards in URI's win over George Washington in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championship... Matched her season-high 10 rebounds and added nine points and four assists in Rhody's season finale vs. Richmond. 2007-08: Appeared in all 31 games, making five starts... Led the team in steals on six occasions... Recorded five points, five assists and a pair of steals against Sacred Heart... Scored a season-high 12 points against Siena... Picked up a pair of blocks against Brown... Pulled down a season-high seven rebounds at Central Connecticut... Dished out five assists while recording three steals against Kent State... Registered six points with three steals and a pair of assists against No. 13/13 George Washington... Recorded six rebounds and four points at Dayton... Scored five points while registering three steals, two blocks and two rebounds against St. Bonaventure in the Atlantic 10 tournament. High School: Was a two-year starter and team captain for coach Diane Richardson at Riverdale Baptist... Earned the MVP Award after helping lead team to a 28-6 record and the National Christian Schools Championship her senior season... Garnered adidas All-America, Third-Team Washington Post All-Met and First-Team All-County recognition after averaging 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 2.0 assists per game as a senior... Crusaders compiled a 30-1 record en route to a No. 2 national ranking by USA Today during her junior season... Also was a team captain and threeyear starter for the soccer team and played one season of volleyball as well... Was a member of the honor roll all four years of high school. Personal: Born January 15, 1988... Daughter of Toni and George Harris... Has a younger brother, George... Majoring in Business Management.

2 00 9- 10 U niversi t y of R h ode Is l a n d Women 's B a s ke t b a l l


YEAR

GP-GS

MIN

AVG

FG-A

PCT

3FG-A

PCT

FT-A

PCT

O-D REB

TOT

AVG

PF

FO

AST

TO

BLK

STL

PTS

AVG

2006-07

29-3

591

20.4

41-149

.275

6-23

.261

9-20

.450

26-55

81

2.8

33

0

38

27

10

44

97

3.3

2007-08

31-5

531

17.1

34-149

.228

1-12

.083

18-42

.429

20-57

77

2.5

31

0

34

20

9

34

87

2.8

2008-09

31-29

1055

34.0

103-313

.329

4-35

.114

48-87

.552

49-136

185

6.0

38

1

77

77

23

63

258

8.3

TOTAL

91-37

2177

23.9

178-611

.291

11-70

.157

75-149

.503

95-248

343

3.8

102

1

149

124

42

141

442

4.9

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JUNIORS

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CAITLIN KEARNS Junior • Forward 6-3 Ventura, Calif. Utah State

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks FG Made FG Attempts 3PT FG Made 3PT FG Attempts FT Made FT Attempts Minutes

7 7 1 2 2 3 6 n/a n/a 2 2 24

35 vs. Saint Louis (2/18/09) at Massachusetts (2/22/09) 6 times, last vs. Richmond (3/7/09) 2 times, last vs. Saint Louis (2/18/09) 3 times, last at Duquesne (3/1/09) vs. Saint Louis (2/18/09) vs. Saint Louis (2/18/09) vs. Richmond (3/7/09) 3 times, last vs. Richmond (3/7/09) at Massachusetts (2/22/09)

2008-09: Appeared in 15 games with two starts as a junior... Made her Rhody debut at Siena... Pulled down two rebounds against Holy Cross... Recorded four points, two steals and a rebound against Richmond... Netted a season-high seven points to go along with four rebounds, two blocks and two steals against Saint Louis... Grabbed a career-high seven boards while also recording four points, two blocks and an assist in a season-high 24 minutes at Massachusetts... Blocked two shots against Dayton... Recorded two blocks - for the fourth consecutive game - with four points and three rebounds at Duquesne... Had five rebounds in URI's win over George Washington in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championship... Ended the season with six points, four rebounds a block and an assist against Richmond... Recorded at least one block in each of her last six appearances for the Rams. 2007-08: Sat out the season after transferring from Utah State. At Utah State: Did not see action in her freshman season at Utah State. High School: Was a basketball team captain for coach Ann Larson at Ventura High School... Also competed in track & field... Was a McDonald's All-American nominee as well as a Street & Smith AllAmerican... Earned All-Channel League First Team Honors and was an All-CIF Second Team selection... Helped lead Ventura to the league championships all four years she played, highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the state in 2004-05... As a senior, averaged 9.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game while team posted a 23-5 mark and advanced to the Division IA CIFSS second-round... Averaged 8.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.8 blocks while leading her team to the regional finals as a junior. Personal: Born July 15, 1988... Daughter of Meschal and Joe Kearns... Has an older sister, Laura, and a younger brother, Chris... Majoring in Criminal Justice.

2 00 9- 10 U niversi t y of R h ode Is l a n d Women 's B a s ke t b a l l


YEAR

GP-GS

MIN

AVG

FG-A

PCT

3FG-A

PCT

FT-A

PCT

O-D REB

TOT

AVG

PF

FO

AST

TO

BLK

STL

PTS

AVG

2008-09

15-2

155

10.3

13-29

.448

0-0

.000

3-7

.429

12-17

29

1.9

29

1

6

14

11

5

29

1.9

TOTAL

15-2

155

10.3

13-29

.448

0-0

.000

3-7

.429

12-17

29

1.9

29

1

6

14

11

5

29

1.9

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JUNIORS

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MEGAN SHONIKER Junior • Guard 5-9 • Co-Captain Rochester, N.Y. Greece Arcadia

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks FG Made FG Attempts 3PT FG Made 3PT FG Attempts FT Made FT Attempts Minutes

29 10 7 4 1 11 21 5 9 8 9 40

10 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) vs. George Washington (3/6/09) 2 times, last vs. Richmond (2/14/09) at Boston College (12/8/07) at Virginia (1/9/08) vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) vs. Richmond (3/7/09) 2 times, last vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) at Duquesne (3/1/09) vs. Miss. Valley St. (12/30/08) vs. Bryant (11/28/08) vs. Miss. Valley St. (12/30/08)

2008-09: Was one of just three Rams to appear in each of the team's 31 games... Finished her sophomore season leading the team in points (322/10.4 ppg), assists (83) and three pointers (46)... Was URI's leading scorer in 13 games and scored in double figures 14 times... Landed a spot on the Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll two times (Dec. 15 and Dec. 22)... Was 3-for-4 from long range and finished with 11 points at No. 1 Connecticut... Was named to the 2008 Rhody Classic All-Tournament Team after putting up back-to-back 17-point performances against Bryant and Central Connecticut... Combined to shoot 54.2% (13-24) from the field and led the team in scoring both games... Put up a game and career-high 29 points against Holy Cross... Was 11-of-16 (68.8%) from the field, connecting on five attempts from behind the arc... Hit four three-pointers and finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, three steals and three assists at Sacred Heart... Dished out a career-high seven assists while also going 8-for-8 from the line and finishing with 10 points and five rebounds against Mississippi Valley State... Recorded 20 points and five assists against Albany... Had 18 points and five rebounds at Providence... Recorded six points, six assists and five rebounds against Fordham... Pulled down seven rebounds with five points, three assists and a pair of steals at La Salle... Registered 17 points and three steals against Saint Joseph's... Netted 14 points against Massachusetts... Matched her career-high seven assists and added 14 points against Richmond... Finished with 12 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists against Saint Louis... Recorded 11 points and five assists at Duquesne... Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds in URI's win over George Washington in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championship... Closed out the season with a 14-point, five-rebound performance against Richmond. 2007-08: Appeared in all but one game for the Rams, averaging 15.9 minutes per game... Finished third on the team in assists (44) and averaged 4.1 points per game... Was named to the Atlantic 10 Honor Roll on three occasions (Dec. 3, Dec. 28 and Jan. 7)... Scored nine points - including a pair of three-pointers - and grabbed two rebounds against Brown... Put up eleven points while going 3-for-4 from 3-point range at Central Connecticut... Recorded a season-high five rebounds to go along with eight points and three assists against Providence... Registered three asssts and a season-high four steals at Boston College... Scored 10 points against Kent State... Tallied a season-high 18 points - including five three-pointers - and pulled down a season-best five rebounds while dishing out a pair of assists at Canisius... Scored seven points with four rebounds and two steals against La Salle. High School: Was a four-year letterwinner and basketball team captain for coach Scott Smith at Greece Arcadia High School... Also was on the softball team... Finished her high school career as the all-time leading scorer in Monroe County history with 2,216 points... Recorded 214 career three-pointers, twice making seven in one game... Led Greece Arcadia to a 24-2 record, the Class AA State, Western Regional and Sectional Championships as a freshman... Was a four-time All-Greater Rochester selection, Team MVP and Section V All-Tournament Team Class AA selection... Was a three-time All-State honoree and two-time Greece Athlete of the Year... Earned New York State Class AA All-Tournament honors in 2004... Scored 40+ points five times, including a career-high 46 points in a game as a sophomore... Captained the Western Empire State Team which captured the gold medal in 2006... Was a member of National Honor Society. Personal: Born May 29, 1989... Daughter of Anne and Mike Shoniker, a former basketball and baseball player at Florida International University... Has four siblings, Michael, Kelly, Justin and Jenna... Majoring in Physical Education.

2 00 9- 10 U niversi t y of R h ode Is l a n d Women 's B a s ke t b a l l


YEAR

GP-GS

MIN

AVG

FG-A

PCT

3FG-A

PCT

FT-A

PCT

O-D REB

TOT

AVG

PF

FO

AST

TO

BLK

STL

PTS

AVG

2007-08

30-1

477

15.9

42-129

.326

24-72

.333

15-23

.652

22-29

51

1.7

41

0

44

50

1

15

123

4.1

2008-09

31-24

957

30.9

111-351

.316

46-151

.305

54-76

.711

25-78

103

3.3

68

5

83

88

0

34

322

10.4

TOTAL

61-25

1434

23.5

153-480

.319

70-223

.314

69-99

.697

47-107

154

2.5

109

5

127

138

1

49

445

7.3

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SOPHOMORES

26

LARA GASPAR

Sophomore โ€ข Forward/Guard 5-10 Spa, Belgium South Forsyth (Ga.)

25

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks FG Made FG Attempts 3PT FG Made 3PT FG Attempts FT Made FT Attempts Minutes

12 7 2 2 1 5 10 n/a 1 4 4 34

vs. Central Connecticut (11/29/08) vs. Miss. Valley St. (12/30/08) 4 times, last vs. Charlotte (1/17/09) 3 times, last at La Salle (1/27/09) 2 times, last vs. Miss. Valley St. (12/30/08) vs. Central Connecticut (11/29/08) vs. Miss. Valley St. (12/30/08) vs. Miss. Valley St. (12/30/08) 2 times, last vs. George Washington (3/6/09) 3 times, last vs. George Washington (3/6/09) at La Salle (1/27/09)

2008-09: Appeared in 30 of the team's 31 games and averaged 13.8 minutes as a freshman... Made her collegiate debut and finished with nine points, three rebounds and a steal in URI's season opener against Boston University... Recorded 10 points and three rebounds at Brown... Scored a season-high 12 points and added three boards against Central Connecticut... Netted eight points at American... Pulled down five rebounds against Holy Cross... Tallied 10 points, seven rebounds, two steals, two assists and a block against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Registered eight points and five rebounds at Providence... Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the line with two assists and two rebounds at Temple... Has four boards against Saint Joseph's... Made her first collegiate start and recorded four points, four rebounds and a steal at Massachusetts... Recorded 10 points and five rebounds in URI's win over George Washington in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championship. High School: As a freshman, attended College Saint Franรงois-Xavier in her native Belgium... Spent her sophomore, junior and senior years at South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Ga... Was a two-year captain of the basketball and team at South Forsyth... Also competed on the track team... Received the team's Best Defensive Player award as a sophomore and earned the squad's Best Offensive Player award as a junior and senior... Earned All-Region Team A honors in 2007-08 and was named to the All-Region Team B in 2006-07... Averaged 13.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as a senior... Was a member of the IB Program as well as an honor student. Personal: Born May 9, 1990... Daughter of Marianne Debiolles and Vincent Gaspar... Has a younger brother, Lucas... Majoring in Business/Spanish.

2 00 9- 10 U niversi t y of R h ode Is l a n d Women 's B a s ke t b a l l


YEAR

GP-GS

MIN

AVG

FG-A

PCT

3FG-A

PCT

FT-A

PCT

O-D REB

TOT

AVG

PF

FO

AST

TO

BLK

STL

PTS

AVG

2008-09

30-1

414

13.8

42-96

.438

0-1

.000

19-25

.760

28-45

73

2.4

49

0

18

41

4

16

103

3.4

TOTAL

30-1

414

13.8

42-96

.438

0-1

.000

19-25

.760

28-45

73

2.4

49

0

18

41

4

16

103

3.4

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SOPHOMORES

28

CHARI LEHNERTZ Sophomore • Forward 6-4 Winona, Minn. Winona

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks FG Made FG Attempts 3PT FG Made 3PT FG Attempts FT Made FT Attempts Minutes

n/a 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a 7

55

vs. Miss. Valley St. (12/20/08)

at No. 21 Xavier (1/24/09)

last at Temple (1/14/09)

2008-09: Appeared in five games for the Rams as a freshman... Made her collegiate debut at No. 1 Connecticut... Recorded one rebound vs. Mississippi Valley State... Logged a season-high seven minutes at Temple. High School: Was a member of the basketball, volleyball and track & field teams at Winona High School... Captained her basketball and track & field teams... Was an All-Conference selection as a senior after receiving honorable mention as a junior... Set Winona records for: single-game rebounds (17), single-season blocks (66) and career rebounds (606)... Also earned All-Conference recognition in volleyball and track & field and finished sixth in the state in the discus... Was a four-year honor roll student and was the Laws of Life Essay winner in 2005... Also was a 12-year member of the Girl Scouts. Personal: Born February 20, 1990... Daughter of Becky and Randy Lehnertz... Has two older brothers, Adam and Ben... Majoring in Psychology.

2 00 9- 10 U niversi t y of R h ode Is l a n d Women 's B a s ke t b a l l


YEAR

GP-GS

MIN

AVG

FG-A

PCT

3FG-A

PCT

FT-A

PCT

O-D REB

TOT

AVG

PF

FO

AST

TO

BLK

STL

PTS

AVG

2008-09

5-0

20

4.0

0-4

.000

0-0

.000

0-0

.000

0-1

1

0.2

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

0.0

TOTAL

5-0

20

4.0

0-4

.000

0-0

.000

0-0

.000

0-1

1

0.2

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

0.0

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SOPHOMORES

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SHERRIE SESSION Sophomore • Guard 6-0 Downey, Calif. Valley Christian

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks FG Made FG Attempts 3PT FG Made 3PT FG Attempts FT Made FT Attempts Minutes

19 4 3 3 2 6 11 6 10 2 2 24

33

vs. Texas A&M-CC (11/29/08) 2 times, last at Duquesne (3/1/09) 3 times, last at Massachusetts (2/22/09) vs. Fordham (1/20/09) vs. Saint Louis (2/18/09) vs. Texas A&M-CC (11/29/08) vs. Texas A&M-CC (11/29/08) vs. Texas A&M-CC (11/29/08) vs. Texas A&M-CC (11/29/08) 3 times, last vs. Richmond (3/7/09) 5 times, last vs. Richmond (3/7/09) 2 times, last vs. Richmond (3/7/09)

2008-09: Appeared in 28 games and made two starts as a freshman... Averaged 14.5 minutes per game and was second on the team with 28 three-pointers... Made her collegiate debut in Rhody's season opener against Boston University... Netted a pair of threes and dished out two assists at No. 1 Connecticut... Recorded seven points and three assists at Brown... Netted a game and career-high 19 points - including six three-pointers - against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Tallied 16 of those points in the second frame, connecting on five consecutive shots from beyond the arc in the final five minutes of play... Her performance from long range - which was the best by a Ram since 2007 - fell just one shy of the Rhode Island single-game record (seven) which was set in 2001... Scored eight points with a pair of rebounds at Temple... Finished with five points, three steals, three assists and two rebounds against Fordham... Tallied eight points and three rebounds at George Washington... Scored a pair of threes against Richmond... Blocked a season-high two shots against Saint Louis... Had three assists and three rebounds at Massachusetts... Pulled down a season-best four rebounds in back-to-back games against Dayton and Duquesne. High School: Was a member of the basketball and track & field teams at Valley Christian High School... Was a two-year captain of her basketball team... Averaged 17.5 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game as a senior... Earned First Team All-League and All-CIF honors... Also received her team's MVP award... Was a member of the New Jerusulem Club and was the leader of Multicultural Affairs. Personal: Born March 27, 1990... Daughter of Debra and George Session... Has three older sisters - Nikkie, Stacy and Samantha - and a younger sister, Sonya... Majoring in Businesss.

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YEAR

GP-GS

MIN

AVG

FG-A

PCT

3FG-A

PCT

FT-A

PCT

O-D REB

TOT

AVG

PF

FO

AST

TO

BLK

STL

PTS

AVG

2008-09

28-2

405

14.5

28-103

.272

21-73

.288

7-9

.778

9-26

35

1.3

25

0

18

32

3

14

84

3.0

TOTAL

28-2

405

14.5

28-103

.272

21-73

.288

7-9

.778

9-26

35

1.3

25

0

18

32

3

14

84

3.0

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FRESHMEN

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JULIA BARAC Freshman • Forward 6-2 Hamilton, Ontario Bishop Tonnos

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High School: Was an honor roll student and four-year member of the basketball team at Bishop Thomas Catholic Secondary School... Captained her team and averaged 12 points, 10 rebounds and two assists per game as a senior... Was a four-year team MVP... Helped lead her school to the 2005 league championship... Also was a member of the Athletic Council. Personal: Born August 19, 1991... Daughter of Nancy and Tony Barac... Has an older brother, Tom, and a younger brother, Ivan... Enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and graphic design... Favorite teams are the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and New England Patriots... Majoring in Film Media with plans of becoming a graphic designer.

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FRESHMEN Freshman • Forward 6-4 Forest Lake, Minn. Forest Lake

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High School: Was an honor roll student and four-year member of the basketball team at Forest Lake High School... Averaged 13.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as a senior... Was a two-time team captain and AllConference selection as well as a McDonald's All-America nominee... Set school record for single-game blocks (nine) and career blocks (239) as well as single-reason rebounds... Was a member of the Student Council, International Club and S.A.D.D. Personal: Born April 21, 1991... Daughter of Vicki and Thomas Berner... Has a younger brother, Jordan, and a younger sister, Marirose... Enjoys reading, shopping and listening to music... Favorite teams are the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Lynx... Majoring in Criminology with a minor in Forensics... Plans to pursue a career in law enforcement and eventually work for the FBI.

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ANNEMARIE BERNER

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FRESHMEN

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AJANAE BOONE Freshman • Guard 5-10 Roslyn, Pa. Abington

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High School: Was a four-year member of the basketball team at Abington Senior High School... Averaged 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game as a senior... Helped lead her team to the 2008 league championship. Personal: Born January 9, 1991... Daughter of Cheryl Brown and Wesley Boone... Has a younger sister, Briana, and an older brother, Wesley, who played basketball at Dowling College... Enjoys cooking and music... Favorite teams are the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Mercury, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Giants... Majoring in Biological Sciences with hopes of becoming a cardiologist.

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FRESHMEN Freshman • Guard 5-4 Lowell, Mass. Notre Dame Prep.

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High School: Was a high honor roll student, team captain and member of the basketball, field hockey and softball teams at Lowell High School... Averaged 18 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals per game as a senior... Helped lead team to three-consecutive league titles as well as the North State Championship title in 2007-08... Received Player of the Year, All-Scholastic, Team and League MVP honors... Also set school records for career points (1,242), single-game assists (nine) and tournament points (36). Personal: Born January 17, 1990... Daughter of Aida and Frankie Rivera... Has an older brother, Frankie... Enjoys playing tennis, camping, rock climbing, kneeboarding and snowboarding... Favorite teams are the Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots... Majoring in Animal Science with plans of becoming a veterinarian.

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ASHLEY RIVERA

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FRESHMEN

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ANISHA WILSON Freshman • Guard 5-6 New Haven,Conn. Hill Regional Career

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High School: Was an honor roll student, team captain and four-year member of the basketball team at Hill Regional Career High School... Also played two years of varsity softball... Averaged 19.1 points, seven assists and three steals per game as a senior... Was a three-time All-Conference, All-Area and All-State selection as well as the All-Area MVP in 2008-09... Also was a McDonald's All-America nominee... Helped lead her team to a perfect 20-0 record as a freshman and the state championship title her junior year... Team finished runner-up her sophomore and senior seasons. Personal: Born June 28, 1991... Daughter of Wanda Brown and Darryl Wilson... Enjoys shopping and playing ball... Favorite team is the Cleveland Cavaliers... Undeclared major... Hopes to play in the WNBA.

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2009-10 ROSTER NO. 5 10 12 15 22 24 25 30 32 33 35 55

NAME Ajanae Boone Megan Shoniker * Ashley Rivera Lindsay Harris * Anisha Wilson Julia Barac Lara Gaspar Annemarie Berner Andrea Buck Sherrie Session Caitlin Kearns Chari Lehnertz

YR. FR JR FR SR FR FR SO FR SR SO JR SO

POS. G G G G G F G/F F F G F C

HT. 5-10 5-9 5-4 5-10 5-6 6-2 6-0 6-4 5-10 6-0 6-3 6-4

PRONUNCIATIONS HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL Roslyn, Pa./Abington Rochester, N.Y./Greece Arcadia Lowell, Mass./Lowell HS/Notre Dame Prep. Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist New Haven, Conn./Hill Regional Career Hamilton, Ont./Bishop Tonnos Spa, Belgium/South Forsyth Forest Lake, Minn./Forest Lake Pawcatuck, Conn./Salve Regina Downey, Calif./Valley Christian Ventura, Calif./Utah State Winona, Minn./Winona

NO. 5 10 12 15 22 24 25 30 32 33 35 55

NAME Ajanae Boone Megan Shoniker Ashley Rivera Lindsay Harris Anisha Wilson Julia Barac Lara Gaspar Annemarie Berner Andrea Buck Sherrie Session Caitlin Kearns Chari Lehnertz

PRONUNCIATION AH-zha-nay SHON-ah-ker

Cathy Inglese Ashley Earley Amber Jacobs Megan Lanham Steve Wallace Renee Lavoie Michelle Levreault Elizabeth Proctor

in-GLEESE EARL-lee

ah-NEE-sha BARE-rick LARE-uh GAS-par ON-dree-uh SHAR-ee LEN-ertz

* 2009-10 Team Co-Captains Head Coach: Cathy Inglese (Southern Connecticut, '80) first year Assistant Coach: Ashley Earley (Vanderbilt, '05) first year Assistant Coach: Amber Jacobs (Boston College, '04) first year Assistant Coach: Megan Lanham (Winona State, '96) first year Director of Basketball Operations: Steve Wallace (Kansas '07) first year Video Coordinator: Renee Lavoie (Rhode Island '08) second year Associate Athletic Trainer: Michelle Levreault (Connecticut '03) seventh year Head Strength & Conditioning Coach: Liz Proctor (Southern Connecticut, '96) sixth year

MEE-gan LAN-um la-VOY LEV-ro

Front (L-R): Anisha Wilson, Andrea Buck, Megan Shoniker, Head Coach Cathy Inglese, Lindsay Harris, Ajanae Boone, Ashley Rivera Back (L-R): Strength Coach Liz Proctor, Asst. Coach Amber Jacobs, Asst. Coach Ashley Earley, Sherrie Session, Annemarie Berner, Caitlin Kearns, Chari Lehnertz, Julia Barac, Lara Gaspar, Asst. Coach Megan Lanham, Athletic Trainer Michelle Levreault, Dir. of Operations Steve Wallace

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NUMERICAL ROSTER

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SEASON OUTLOOK

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The Rhode Island Rams enter the 2009-10 season under the direction of newly-appointed head coach Cathy Inglese. Inglese, who has had great success in her 22 years of coaching, owns a 393-253 (.608) career record – including 20-or-more wins in eight of her 15 seasons at Boston College, where the Eagles posted a program-high national ranking of No. 14 (USA Today) at the end of the 2003-04 season. Inglese also guided her Vermont teams to back-to-back undefeated seasons (29-0 in 1991-92 and 28-0 in 1992-93), marking the first time in NCAA history that a women's basketball program was perfect in the regular season over a two-year span. Inglese looks to bring her winning ways to Kingston, rebuilding a Rhode Island program that returns seven student-athletes (two starters) from last year’s squad while adding five new faces to the mix. Senior Lindsay Harris is back as the team’s top defensive player, having appeared in each of URI’s 31 games last year while recording a team-best 63 steals and 23 blocks. She also dished out 77 assists to go along with 8.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in a team-leading 34.0 minutes per game. Junior Megan Shoniker will continue to be an outside threat for the Rams, as she finished her sophomore season leading the team in points (322/10.4 ppg), assists (83) and three pointers (46). Sophomores Lara Gaspar and Sherrie Session both saw significant time on the floor in as rookies in 2008-09, averaging roughly 14 minutes apiece. Gaspar reached double figures in scoring four times while Session finished the season second on the team in three-pointers, thanks in part to a career-high 19 points - including six three-pointers - against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Sixteen of those points came in the second frame, as she connected on five-consecutive shots from beyond the arc in the final five minutes of play. Junior Caitlin Kearns and senior Andrea Buck - who were regular fixtures in the Rhode Island lineup towards the end of the 2008-09 campaign - will vie for a more consistence presence on the floor this year, as will sophomore Chari Lehnertz. Adding to the depth presented by Rhody’s returners is a class of newcomers looking to establish their respective roles early on, while each player is working with a clean slate. Ajanae Boone, Ashley Rivera and Anisha Wilson will compete for playing time in the backcourt while Julia Barac and Annemarie Berner will look to make an impact as post players.

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